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Folk weekend in seaside village

Robin Hood's BayThe Folk Service on Sunday will be at the Old St Stephen's ChurchThe tiny seaside village of Robin Hood's Bay will be alive with more folk than usual through this weekend when it stages the Robin Hood's Bay Folk Weekend (June 9-11).

Local and visiting singers and musicians will be providing mostly free entertainment through the weekend.

After a Folk Club Night on Friday in the Wainwright Bar of the Bay Hotel, there will be Acoustic Cafe Dashes on Saturday and Sunday with musicians visiting pubs and cafes around Robin Hood's Bay. Folk musicians will also be performing in the early evening on Saturday at the Old Schoolhouse field.

A Saturday night concert at Tea, Toast and Post is already sold out, but another evening concert, at The Old School House, will conclude the Sunday entertainment.

The Folk Service with the Hawsker Village Band at 10.30am on Sunday is at the historic Old St Stephen's Church.

Find out more at the  Robin Hood's Bay Folk Weekend website.

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Weekend of racing at Beverley

Beverley RacecourseBeverley racecourse in the East Riding of Yorkshire has a double bill of racing this weekend with racedays on both Saturday and Sunday (June 10-11).

On Saturday the theme is the Very British Raceday with a flashback to the 60s provided by Beatlemania, a Beatles tribute act, after the races.

This Tuesday (May 16) has a double bill of Yorkshire racing with afternoon races at Beverley in the East Riding and evening races at Wetherby in West Yorkshire. Also helping to provide a very British welcome will be Sheridan the Sheepdog and Union Jack stilt walkers.

There are seven races on Saturday, with the first at 1.30pm and the last at 5.00pm.

Sunday Series racing at Beverley is in the late afternoon and early evening with musical entertainment from the Beverley Brass Band.

The first of seven races on Sunday is at 3.45pm and the last race is at 6.45pm.

More information at the  Beverley Racecourse and  Wetherby racecourse websites.
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Six days of Yorkshire's largest equestrian event

A previous Bramham International Horse Trial Picture: See details belowYorkshire's largest equestrian event, the annual Bramham International Horse Trials takes place over six days this week, from Tuesday to Sunday (June 6-11).

Thousands are expected to visit the trials at Bramham Park, at Bramham, West Yorkshire, near to Wetherby and Tadcaster.

The six days include dressage, cross-country and showjumping and will see some top British equestrian stars in action. There are also Pony Club mounted games and show jumping classes. Around 140 trade stands are expected at the event, together with a food hall and family activities.

More information at  Bramham International Horse Trials website.

Picture: Photo by Bramhampark (Cropped from original at Wikimedia Commons) - CC BY-SA 4.0 licence

Final Saturday of Swaledale Festival

Music by Ravel and Elgar features in a concert by a piano and violin duet at St Andrew's Church, Aysgarth, in Wensleydale, on SaturdayMusic by Haydn, Berg and Beethoven features in a Saturday concert at St Andrew’s, GrintonThe Swaledale Festival in North Yorkshire reaches the end of its two-week run this Saturday (June 10).

The festival, which started on Saturday May 27, has offered more than 50 events including music, exhibitions, talks, poetry and walks at many venues in villages not just in Swaledale but also in Wensleydale and Arkengarthdale in the northern Yorkshire Dales.

The final evening of the festival features concerts at St Andrew's Church, Aysgarth, in Wensleydale, and at St Andrew’s Church, Grinton, in Swaledale.

Details of the festival can be found at the  Swaledale Festival website.

Holiday time ahead at the Yorkshire seaside

Saltburn-by-the-SeaWhere better than to spend some family time this spring and summer than at the Yorkshire seaside.

The resorts on Yorkshire's coast boast four international Blue Flag beaches, a dozen places with Seaside Awards and a village which was judged to have Britain's Best Beach in 2020.

And with some vast stretches of beaches, seaside villages and coastal paths there is plenty of space to be enjoyed away from the main town centres.

Find out more on our Seaside page.


York among the most welcoming places on Earth

YorkYork city walls and MinsterThe Shambles, YorkThe city of York has been named among the 10 Most Welcoming Places on Earth 2023 by online travel booking service Booking.com .

The travel company point to the great selection of things to do in the historic medieval-walled city.

York provided a UK destination among the World's 10 most welcoming places which also included Polignano a Mare, Italy; Huallen City, Taiwan; San Sebastian, Spain; Dresden, Germany; Klaipeda, Lithuania; Ushuaia, Argentina; Porto de Galinhas, Brazil; Mexico City, Mexico; and Gold Coast, Australia.

York, at one time the seat of the Emperor of Rome and later a historic Viking settlement, is no stranger to plaudits having in recent years been named as Britain's favourite city in a YouGov poll and a best place in the UK to live by The Sunday Times.


Yorkshire mixture

Here are links to a few favourite pages at Yorkshire.guide:

Cities Largest towns and cities Population Gazetteer Abbeys Castles Film locations Heritage Coast Heritage railways Highest mountains Historic Houses North Pennines North York Moors Museums Peak District Racecourses Seaside York Yorkshire Dales Yorkshire football Railway stations

On Ilkla Moor Baht ’at

If you’re from Yorkshire you will probably recognise our background picture as the Cow and Calf Rocks on Ilkley Moor, famous as the location of the Yorkshire dialect anthem "On Ilkla Moor Baht ’at". More on Ilkley.

Yorkshire news topics

End of TransPennine Express: Government taking over on May 29 as TransPennine Trains

Elections 2023: Labour swing leaves one Conservative local authority in Yorkshire

Maunday Thursday service: His Majesty King Charles and the Queen Consort at York Minster

New era for North Yorkshire: Biggest towns will have remote control

Historic Yorkshire changed again: Part of former West Riding involved in Cumbria abolition

Clean air zone for Sheffield: Council also increases electric charge cost

Scenic bus route continues: Britain's best bus journey still running with fare of just £2

Winter wonderland steam: Snowy gala days on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway

Thornborough Henges: 'Stonehenge of the North' opens to the public

Sheffield on top city break list: South Yorkshire city second on list of 18 European destinations

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